[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 Pass at 09:30z
w4as at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 24 09:23:29 PDT 2008
AO-16 is a very strong bird; it's one of my favorties. There is some
distortion on the downlink, being that it's FM up and sideband down,
which makes for some interesting RIT work, but I enjoy it very much.
Sad to see that it will probably be going away soon for just awhile we
73 de W4AS
On Sep 24, 2008, at 5:53 AM, Eric Christensen wrote:
> Wow! This was the first time I worked AO-16. Of course I was the
> one on AO-16 at this early hour.
> Since I don't have any antennas up for satellites at my house (yet) I
> worked the satellite from my truck. I hooked up my arrow antenna to
> FT-857 for receive and used a 5/8 wave vertical on my portable for the
> uplink. I couldn't believe how clear my 5-watt signal was making it
> (and from) the bird! On that little antenna and my HT I was full
> quieting into AO-16!
> I can't wait until the next pass!
> Eric Christensen, W4OTN
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